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The man responsible for Los Angeles street closures




Riders in the 4th CicLAvia event on 7th and Main Streets in downtown Los Angeles, April 15, 2012.
Riders in the 4th CicLAvia event on 7th and Main Streets in downtown Los Angeles, April 15, 2012.
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Carmageddon 2 isn't the only road closure affecting Angelenos this weekend. There's also a triathlon in Venice.

And there's little relief in sight because next Sunday Downtown Los Angeles will shut several streets for Ciclavia, the semi-annual gathering of pedestrians and cyclists

That same day, President Obama is scheduled to appear at a concert and a fundraiser at the Nokia Theater.

It's a recipe for a traffic nightmare, but if you think you're worried, you've got nothing on Aram Sahakian, he oversees special traffic operations for L.A.'s Department of Transportation.

When a street closes, it is his job to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.